Gifts That Give Life, Hope and Opportunity…

...gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you've been reading my blog...

Book People: Judith Ridge

'The Book that Made Me' has been my constant breakfast companion for some months now. I like nothing more than taking ten minutes to read over breakfast and it's always a non-fiction title which...

Book People: Anna Branford

It is extremely hard to not completely fall in love with the work of Anna Branford - it is whimsical and warm and full of beauty and light. Her newly re-packaged 'Violet Mackerel' books...

Frances Whiting and Rebecca Sparrow: Book Lovers’ High Tea

Today Pud and I had the absolute privilege to join two of Qld’s favourite authors and book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at their inaugural  “Book Lovers’ High Tea” at Brisbane’s oldest cafe, the Shingle...

Book Lovers’ High Tea

Join two of Qld's favourite book lovers, Frances Whiting (journalist and author) and Rebecca Sparrow (columnist and author) at the inaugural  "Shingle Inn Book Lovers' High Tea" at Brisbane's oldest and most loved cafe, the Shingle Inn City Hall. Frances and Rebecca will  discuss "what are you...

Book People: Randa Abdel-Fattah

I read Randa Abdel-Fattah's 'Does My Head Look Big in This' years ago and have been an avid fan of everything she has written since. We have also had her as a visiting author...

Book People: Tristan Bancks

I've been an avid fan of Tristan Bancks for many years now, as has my teaching partner Jackie - who teaches a Geography unit each year which supports the Room to Read Challenge, of...

Jazzy Reviews: Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children

It’s no secret that I love to feature child reviews on my blog, I have a whole tab of them here. Today we are joined again by MS Readathon Ambassador and book blogger, Jazzy of...

Essential Reads: Big Hug Books

It's not often that I blog about a series time and time and time again, but then it's not often that I come across a series that I feel so passionately about. The 'Big...

Book Links Qld Patron Jackie French

Book Links Queensland, the Centre for Children's Literature, is one of my favourite literary groups and the work that is done by this passionate and committed group of volunteers is remarkable.They have recently announced Jackie...